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Central Planning

But Who Will Stock the Supermarkets? The Freeman
But Who Will Stock the Supermarkets?

Spontaneous cooperation lets order emerge without central planning.

King Canute vs. the Climate Planners Anything Peaceful
King Canute vs. the Climate Planners

“Let all men know how empty and worthless is the power of kings.”

5 Essential Books for Liberty Lovers in Our Time Anything Peaceful
5 Essential Books for Liberty Lovers in Dark Times

When the attacks on liberty, peace, and the open society hit a fevered pitch, reach for the antidote. 

“Capitalism” Is the Wrong Word The Freeman
“Capitalism” Is the Wrong Word

The words capitalism and socialism mislead us about whom these economies benefit and serve.

Adam Smith on the "Innumerable  Delusions" of Central Planning Anything Peaceful
Adam Smith on the "Innumerable Delusions" of Economic Planning

"The sovereign is completely discharged from a duty in which he must always be exposed to innumerable delusions."

Elections Aren’t as Democratic as Markets The Freeman
Elections Aren’t as Democratic as Markets

Politics is democratic only in process, not substance.

Odd Defenders of China’s One-Child Policy The Freeman
Odd Defenders of China’s One-Child Policy

The one-child policy was a horrible violation of liberty. It also hurt China economically.

Food Banks's Free Market Revolution Anything Peaceful
Food Banks' Free Market Revolution

America's third largest charity is using markets to figure out how to distribute its food where it's needed and wanted most.

Social Justice versus the Left The Freeman
Social Justice versus the Left

Despite a shared philosophy, progressive groups must fight for a finite pool of tax dollars.

Why Tennessee Forces Seventh Graders To Learn Islam The Freeman
Government Education and Religious Faith: Choice Is the Solution

In a private education market, we are all free to find or start schools in line with our values.

China’s Crazy New Five-Year Plan Anything Peaceful
China’s Crazy New Five-Year Plan

With its 13th consecutive five-year plan, the Chinese government is still trying to merge communism and capitalism.

China Ends One-Child Policy, Moves to Two-Child Policy Anything Peaceful
China Ends One-Child Policy, Moves to Two-Child Policy

After more than three decades, China finally liberalizes its population control policy, but the damage is done.

There’s No Such Thing as a Political Problem Solver The Freeman
There’s No Such Thing as a Political Problem Solver

What does it say that our leaders have to pretend that they can know everything and tidily solve all problems?

How Economies Can Rise from the Ashes: The Kiwi Plan The Freeman
How Greece Can Rise from the Ashes: The Kiwi Plan

Few know the story of how New Zealand transformed itself from a socialist basket case into one of the world’s most prosperous nations.

The "Forever Stamp" Means What It Says Anything Peaceful
The "Forever Stamp" Means What It Says

Stamps once had prices on them. Now, they reassure you, they'll be there forever. 

Hillary Clinton's Ideological Vortex of Power and Planning Anything Peaceful
Hillary Clinton's Ideological Vortex of Power and Planning

Hillary’s campaign seems designed to prove that F.A. Hayek was a prophet.

War Is No Excuse for Socialist Planning The Freeman
War Is No Excuse for Socialist Planning
After the fall of the Soviet Union, just about everybody agreed that full-blown central planning was a bad way to produce food, cars, and television sets. However, people still seem to have a soft spot for planning when it comes to a “war economy.” 
How Disability Law Went Nuts Anything Peaceful
How Disability Law Went Nuts

The ADA promised a bright new era of equality and freedom. Instead, it spawned endless lawsuits and absurd federal decrees while harming the people it sought to relieve. 

"Green Banks" Are Destined to Drown in the Red Anything Peaceful
"Green Banks" Are Destined to Drown in the Red
The history of government "investments" shows that politicians don't have a clue where to put the public's money.
Checkmate, Capitalists! Anything Peaceful
Checkmate, Capitalists!
One meme perfectly captures the argument against capitalism. 
5 Unintended Consequences of Regulation and Government Meddling The Freeman
5 Unintended Consequences of Regulation and Government Meddling

Well-intentioned laws can cause serious mischief and hurt the very groups supposedly being helped.

The Inevitable Chinese Stock Market Crash Anything Peaceful
The Inevitable Chinese Stock Market Crash
You can drug an economy for only so long. When the injections stop, the withdrawal symptoms take over. 
Capitalist Theory Is Better Than Socialist Reality The Freeman
Capitalist Theory Is Better Than Socialist Reality
Are advocates of the free market playing a hypocritical game in the debate with anti-capitalists, or do we have economic theory on our side?
In Love with Gov? Time to Break It Off Anything Peaceful
In Love with Gov? Time to Break It Off
He's not a meddling control freak — he just wants to help.
Don’t Put Eleanor Roosevelt on the $10 Bill Anything Peaceful
Don’t Put Eleanor Roosevelt on the $10 Bill
If we put Eleanor's mugshot on any bill, it should be an invoice — for the costs of her complicity in prolonging the Great Depression and her attempts to use the FBI to silence critics. 

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